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Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby manuka on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:45 am

Hi all,

Just listing some more stuff and was wondering if anyone had come across a Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si before. I can find no information about this unit and very little information about the company apart that the were Dutch and they existed for a while. I think the PSU is buggered so haven't investigated much further.

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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby tezza on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:45 pm

Interesting. Not your usual run-of-the-mill designs.
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:09 pm

Case is a little more common than you'd think. I've owned a few boxes like that. There is a guy on ebay selling brand new AT cases of pretty much the same layout - complete with riser card. Quite an efficient use of space.

Think that will make a very nice DOS gamer for someone out there though, very tidy and with all the brand matching bits.

I'm liking the Acorn, XT, and T1000 you just put up! I wonder how many scars I'll get from the bidwar that will no doubt ensue.
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby manuka on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:20 pm

Yeah I got a little excited about the Archimedes, there was one at primary school - not that we were allowed to touch it :D
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby manuka on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:21 pm

"In 1983 it launched its own PC, the Tulip PC. To achieve 100% compatibility it simply copied the IBM PC, including the BIOS. IBM sued, and after years of litigation Tulip and IBM settled out of court for an undisclosed amount in 1989."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_Computers
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby Carcenomy on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:43 pm

I thought they sounded quite familiar - they ended up with the Commodore name and tried flooding the market with crappy merchandise with the chickenhead logo. Just what a dead company needed, its name sullied some more! :)
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby caluser2000 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:30 pm

manuka wrote:Yeah I got a little excited about the Archimedes, there was one at primary school - not that we were allowed to touch it :D
I've got my eye on that one. Got a limit I'm prepared to go to.

The Tulip may be of interest too, but not to fussed about getting the monitor though.
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby SpidersWeb on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:56 pm

I'll leave the Archimedes for you / other people, I have too much other incoming gear and lack the Acorn mouse/monitor.
It's actually an A4000 I want (had one as a kid).

That Magnum MK-II has me drooling though.
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby caluser2000 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:47 pm

Just fixed the disk washer so extra brownie points for me ;) I don't have a suitable monitor for the Archie either but I've needed an excuse to get a RGB monitor.
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby manuka on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:52 pm

I had an interesting old color monitor come into work late today, it's got a bunch of different inputs at the back, is just quite styley and looks in great order (still in it's box) will list that either monday or tuesday next week along with an A2000 & an A3000
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby SpidersWeb on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:06 pm

caluser2000 wrote:Just fixed the disk washer so extra brownie points for me ;) I don't have a suitable monitor for the Archie either but I've needed an excuse to get a RGB monitor.

It has TV out I think? And you can get Acorn to PS2 mouse adaptors from the UK.
But that new monitor manuka mentions + custom cable could be a winner.

Thanks again for listing this stuff manuka, it's great having a fresh flow of machines.
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby caluser2000 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:53 am

Agreed. Those other outputs are for some black and white monitor setup looking at the specs. I've a Mk1 mouse to go with it to complete the set.

Anyway it'll be interesting to see how high the bidding goes :roll:
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby Carcenomy on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:36 pm

manuka wrote:I had an interesting old color monitor come into work late today, it's got a bunch of different inputs at the back, is just quite styley and looks in great order (still in it's box) will list that either monday or tuesday next week along with an A2000 & an A3000

More details required since there's two companies that sold computers badged A2000 and A3000 ;)
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby SpidersWeb on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:50 pm

I'd wager they're Amigas ;)

Caluser - good luck with the bids, p.s. I'm just about to install OS/2 on a PS/2 - first time using it in ~18 years - see if it wins me over.
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Re: Tulip Impression Compact 4/33 Si

Postby caluser2000 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:52 pm

SpidersWeb wrote:I'd wager they're Amigas ;)

Caluser - good luck with the bids, p.s. I'm just about to install OS/2 on a PS/2 - first time using it in ~18 years - see if it wins me over.
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